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Proposed lockdown 'developmental mandate' for the Reserve Bank is unconstitutional

 31 Jul 20
Proposed lockdown 'developmental mandate' for the Reserve Bank is unconstitutional…

We should talk about civil disobedience

 30 Jun 20
Why must we wait until a particular government is ousted before we verbalise our acceptance of civil disobedience in the face of unacceptable law?…

Racialism in law is incompatible with the Rule of Law

03 Jun 20   Jacques Jonker
Racialism in law is incompatible with the Rule of Law…

Lockdown, tyranny and the rule of law

08 May 20   Rex van Schalkwyk
Lockdown, tyranny and the rule of law…

Die COVID-19-afsondering: juridies en prakties gedoem

14 Apr 20   Martin van Staden
Die COVID-19-afsondering: juridies en prakties gedoem…

Media release: New report: Constitutional validity of coronavirus lockdown regulations is disputable

10 Apr 20  
New report: Constitutional validity of coronavirus lockdown regulations is disputable…

Media release: Beware benign interpretation of government power in times of crisis

07 Apr 20  
Media release: Beware benign interpretation of government power in times of crisis…

Beware the constitutional void during the lockdown

30 Mar 20   Martin van Staden
Beware the constitutional void during the lockdown…

Accountability is more important than government’s desire for control

18 Mar 20   Jacques Jonker
The department of public enterprises is actively trying to undermine the respective business rescue processes of SAA and South African Express (SAX).…

Why feminists should embrace economic freedom

12 Mar 20   Martin van Staden
Sunday, 8 March, was International Women’s Day. A few days earlier Canada’s Fraser Institute published its Women and Progress 2020 report, which confirms that greater economic freedom – freer markets, less regulation, personal liberty, and strict Sta…

New or higher taxes won’t work, and could be unconstitutional

The trade union federation Cosatu recently called for tax increases, particularly on the wealthy, to arrest South Africa’s economic down spiral.…

Proposed NHI throws constitutional caution to the wind

02 Dec 19   Martin van Staden
Manifested primarily in the 2019 National Health Insurance Bill and the 2017 National Health Insurance (NHI) White Paper, the NHI, by relegating medical scheme coverage to “complementary cover”, is infringing on South Africans’ right to access health…

Icasa’s pay-TV ‘musts’ make for daft twaddle

16 Oct 19   Leon Louw
The Independent Communications Authority of SA’s (Icasa’s) draft sports broadcasting regulations are such incoherent babble that they should be called “daft regulations”.…

SA mining industry decimated by regulatory uncertainty

10 Oct 19   Eustace Davie
Parliament should review the minerals and mining legislation and regulations as a first step towards having its members meet their obligations under the oath they swore to uphold the Constitution.…

Icasa sports regulations pose a threat to constitutionalism

04 Oct 19   Martin van Staden
Constitutionalists have long cringed at the mention of “public interest” or “national interest” because of their inherent vagueness. Whatever government does or politicians or officials do, is justified as being in the public interest, even though th…